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Refugee quotas are wrong, says Austria's foreign minister

Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz said in an interview to Germany's Welt am Sonntag that the EU's mechanism to relocate asylum seekers was "wrong", "completely unrealistic" and that the EU should "say goodbye" to it. Expressing support for countries like Hungary, which refuses quotas, he warned that it was "dangerous, when some countries in the EU give the impression to be morally superior to other member states".

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Tusk wants quick deal on EU top jobs at Thursday summit

EU leaders will be discussing the new EU leadership positions - with France and Germany split over the largest political group's lead candidate. It might take an extra summit for leaders to come up with final names.

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What's going on in Moldova - and what next?

Over the weekend, as private jets evacuated prominent members of the Democratic Party and their allies, Moldovans celebrated the peaceful power transition. Looking beyond the euphoria that surrounded the celebrations, the new government is facing many challenges.

EU urges Swiss to move on talks or face sanction

The EU commission tells Switzerland that clarifications to the draft deal are possible - but not renegotiations. The message is clear to 'Brexit' Britain as well: the Swiss model is over, there are no special agreements.

Frontex transparency dispute goes to EU court

The General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg will next month hold a public hearing on the refusal by Frontex, the EU's border agency, to release documents concerning its border control and surveillance operation known as Triton.

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